Fried Brussels Sprouts with Spicy Orange Honey

Fried Brussels sprouts with a bit of zesty orange makes for a craveable and delicious dish!

Serves: 6Prep: 30 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6


  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed, cut in half and very dry
  • Coarse salt, to taste
  • Oil, for frying


  • In a bowl whisk together honey, orange zest and cayenne pepper; set aside.
  • Line a plate with a few layers of paper towels; set aside.
  • Heat at least 3” of oil to 375°F in a heavy bottomed pan over medium heat. Fry Brussels sprouts in small batches, 3-4 minutes, until deeply golden brown. Drain on prepared plate; sprinkle with coarse salt.
  • Transfer to serving dish and drizzle with honey.
  • Refrigerate leftovers.
  • Tip: Frying Brussels sprouts in small batches will prevent oil temperature from dropping too much, making the sprouts greasy instead of crispy.